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Jamaica Gleaner Sport
published: Saturday | August 30, 2008

Oh, so easy! Bolt wins Weltklasse 100m in 9.83
Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt brought his mercurial talent to the Weltklasse Golden League meeting on Friday, sprinting to an easy victory in the 100 metres.

PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK - Women's 4x400m relay team capped a great Games

AFTER JAMAICA'S sensational gold rush over the last week of the Olympics, this achievement is paled somewhat in comparison. However, the women's 4x400-metre team which garnered a bronze medal on the last day of track-and-field competition at the iconic 'Bird's Nest' stadium in Beijing is still a worthy recipient of The Gleaner's 'Performer of the Week' award.

Hanover youngsters benefit from summer camp

Close to 100 boys from across Hanover spent a large portion of the summer honing their football skills at the Hanover Parish Development Committee's Summer Enrichment Football Camp.


British sprinter Christian Malcolm, one of the chasers in the momentous men's 200-metre world record race at the Beijing Olympics a week ago, is backing Jamaican sensation Usain Bolt to go faster in the near future.

Zenit beat United in Super Cup showdown

Zenit St Petersburg beat Manchester United 2-1 to win the European Super Cup for the first time yesterday.

China gymnast not upset by age dispute

The Chinese gold medal-winning gymnast at the centre of an Olympic-age dispute said yesterday that she wasn't upset by the controversy.

Windies, NZ Tests for December

THE WEST Indies will play two Tests, two Twenty20 matches and five limited-overs internationals during tour of New Zealand in December and January.

IOC files lawsuit against Greek coach

The International Olympic Committee filed a lawsuit yesterday against a Greek track coach after two of his athletes were expelled from the 2008 Beijing Games for doping.

Usain was on course for 9.52 in Olympic final

Usain Bolt's coach Glen Mills believes the Jamaican sprint marvel was on track to run 9.52 seconds in the 100 metres at the Beijing Olympics, had he not eased up to celebrate at the finish.

Wilson turns pro

Jamaican hurdler Nickiesha Wilson has decided to give up her collegiate eligibility and turn pro, following her outing at the Beijing Olympics.

Harbour View lose home advantage

Harbour View Football Club's privilege of hosting the first leg CONCACAF Champions Cup match against Mexico's Pumas Unam was washed away in the passage of Tropical Storm Gustav.

Simoes' goals remain the same (Part one of two)

His trademark moustache is still thick, but flecked with more grey now. A spot atop his head betrays more missing strands than he cares to count. His English is better, but some words still get nipped off at the end. It was eight years ago that René Simoes was last intimately attached to Jamaica, and some things are definitely different.

Nelson off target but Joe Public still upset Revs

Trinidadian pro side Joe Public moved a step closer to qualifying for the group stages of the inaugural CONCACAF Champions League after securing a 2-1 upset win over United States Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference leaders, New England Revolution on Tuesday.

Garvey, JC launch defence on September 13

The Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) daCosta and Manning Cup football competitions will get under way on Saturday, September 13, with a triple-header at Jarrett Park in Montego Bay.

Final word - Serena, Nadal should take titles

HEY, GUYS, allow me to let you in on a likkle secret. While we are awash in post-Olympic euphoria and good, ole Gustav's unpleasant visit to our shores, there's a kinda big tennis tournament going on up north called the US Open.

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